Since the Browns are the Browns, it appears they will once again garner the 1st pick of the draft. The 49ers look to be somewhere in the top 5, but a lot of that depends on the results here on out. Since this isn’t the NBA, and tanking is frowned upon, the 49ers are in position to make a little bit of a run here. Certainly Houston, Tennessee, and Chicago are winnable. Seattle, Jax (a recent phenom) and LA look a little tougher.
Yippee. 4-12 is no great shakes, but as we showed earlier in the season, we are competitive. We have no depth, and injuries derailed what little consistency we had, but losses are losses. That being said, the way we lost last year bears little resemblance to how we lost this year. For what that’s worth. Yeah, I know. Bupkis. Thing is, we likely end up in the top 3 even with a couple victories down the stretch.
The point being, getting Jimmy G in there next Sunday is paramount. We need to find out as soon as possible whether we can tie our wagon to him and ride him into the future, or if we need to trade up in the draft. Thing is, Rosen and Darnold are likely 1-2. Although Darnold is having a very inconsistent year. Rosen has jumped to the top it appears. Then there’s Saquon Barkley. A guy who could very well be better than Ezekiel Elliott.
Point being, this is the draft to stock up on offensive weapons. We traded our 2 for a shot at a starting QB. Now we need weapons around him. We have a shitload of picks, including Chicago’s 2nd round pick, so we still have chips should we need to go the QB route. Beyond that, there’s still the real possibility of Kirk Cousins coming here. He’s a solid 7th in QBR (or 6th if you believe ESPN), so he’s holding up his end of the deal.